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Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


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Can gardasil vaccine eliminate human papillomavirus?

Can gardasil vaccine eliminate human papillomavirus?

No: The goal of a vaccine is to train your immunity to be aware of an organism - viral or germ - and produce a killing response so when the real infection enters your body it will be dealt with quickly. If you already carry the HPV infection - the vaccine will not eliminate it ...Read more

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Can non chlamidial ngu cause pid in female partner. Gonorrhoea, chlamidia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplsama , trich all negative. No std found. ?

Can non chlamidial ngu cause pid in female partner. Gonorrhoea, chlamidia, mycoplasma genitalium, ureaplsama , trich all negative. No std found. ?

Probably not: Neither PID nor any other health problem has ever been documented in the sex partners of men with NGU not due to chlamydia or M. genitalium. Does your partner have PID, or are you just worried concerned about it? If the latter, my advice is to not worry. If PID is suspected, she of course should see her doctor or perhaps an NHS GUM clinic. Otherwise nothing need be done. ...Read more

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Which HPV vaccine is best: gardasil or cervarix?

Apples to oranges: Gardisil covers 4 strains of HPV while Cervarix covers 2.There are 2 strains commonly associated with cervical cancer that are covered by both.The extra 2 strains in Gardisil are associated with genital warts.Since the warts are an unpleasant and sometimes painful experience, I prefer the Gardisil. There is a newer Gardisil in development that is supposed to cover up to 12 strains. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia trigger hpv?

Can chlamydia trigger hpv?

No: Chlamydia is a different type of sexually transmitted infection than the human papilloma viruses. If you have had chlamydia, this is a risk factor for being exposed to hpv. This is because it is likely that someone who has chlamydia also has an hpv infection. ...Read more

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Will gardasil vaccine give positive HPV results?

Will gardasil vaccine give positive HPV results?

No: No, not at all. This vaccine does not have any live portion and cannot cause infection or infection like findings. It has nothing to do with direct hpv testing or genital testing like pap smears. ...Read more

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Does the HPV vaccine (gardasil) help prevent herpes?

Does the HPV vaccine (gardasil) help prevent herpes?

A different "H": The human papiloma virus that causes hpv and many other issues is very different from the herpes simplex virus that causes herpes. As such, the vaccine for hpv does not prevent herpes. ...Read more

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Could the gardasil shot only protect against sexually transmitted diseases?

Could the gardasil shot only protect against sexually transmitted diseases?

Confusing question: The Gardasil shot will only help protect against 4 strains of the hpv, a std with many strains. It will only protect if given prior to exposure.It will not protect against the dozen or more diseases that can be transmitted via sex. ...Read more

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Can cunnilingus or fellatio transmit HPV (human papilloma virus) infections?

Yes to both but rare: The hpv virus is ubiquitous. But most of us, most of the time, are able to fight off its affects in terms of warts or precancerous changes of the cervix. That's just the preamble. Your question was about contracting it through cunnilingous or felatio. Yes it is possible but saliva, for the most part will kill the hpv. Never the less, there are increasing reports of oral/throat hpv. ...Read more

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Can chlamydia trachomatis be mistaken for chlamydia pneumoniae in a pap test?

Can chlamydia trachomatis be mistaken for chlamydia pneumoniae in a pap test?

No.: Chlamydia pneumoniae causes respiratory infection and is transmitted through the air. It is not sexually transmitted. Pap smear is not designed to detect chlamydia infection of any kind. Diagnosis of chladmyida trachomatis is by culture or dna testing. See this site for more information. http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/reporter/index.html?id=779. ...Read more

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Human papilloma virus vaccine for boys ok?

Human papilloma virus vaccine for boys ok?

Highly recommended: The hpv vaccine has been well tolerated. It's recommended for boys at 11 or 12 through age 21 but can be given as young as 9 (and through age 26 for those at higher risk). It reduces the risk of anal cancer in boys and girls as well as the risk of cervical cancer in girls. Hopefully it will reduce some other hpv related cancers. The Gardasil hpv also reduces sexually transmitted warts by 90%. ...Read more

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Should men get the HPV virus?

Should men get the HPV virus?

The vaccine, YES!: The hpv vaccine, or gardasil, is best known for its prevention of cervical cancers and cervical dysplasias. The hpv vaccine also protects against anal and rectal cancers, and is showing some promise in protection against esophageal and throat cancers that may be hpv related. It also offers protection against genital warts. So yes, get vaccinated! ...Read more

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Azithromycin resistant chlamydia?

Azithromycin resistant chlamydia?

Depends: Check with your doctor to see what it is sensitive to, and do not have unprotected sex in the future. ...Read more

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How is HPV human papillomavirus tested?

How is HPV human papillomavirus tested?

DNA analysis: Testing is primarily performed if there is concern that the hpv strain is one with a risk for future uterine cancer. There are > 100 different strains of hpv, type 16 &18 are the severely risky ones, a few others are of intermediate risk. Most are fortunately harmless. Test is by swabbing cervical area of vagina and usually performed together with a pap test. ...Read more

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Abnormal pap, positive hpv, no cervical cancer, no genital warts. Given gardasil. Does that mean I have another strain of hpv?

HPV: Not enough information. Speak to health care worker for more information. In general, HPV vaccine covers the most common ones, and is very effective if taken BEFORE exposure. There are many strains of HPV so you may have one not covered but I do not think we normally test for those. ...Read more

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Is gardasil effective for someone who has chlamydia?

Is gardasil effective for someone who has chlamydia?

Yes: Gardasil is effective regardless of chlamydia exposure. The vaccine will still allow your immune system to build immunity against the hpv virus assuming you are not infected with it already. Gardasil will not treat chlamydia infection. ...Read more

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If you dont get gardasil shot does that make you at risk for cervical cancer. Does having had chlamydia in the past make you at risk?

If you dont get gardasil shot does that make you at risk for cervical cancer. Does having had chlamydia in the past make you at risk?

Mixed question: Gardasil can reduce your risk of some strains of HPV that can trigger cervical cancer, if you have the shots before you are exposed.Chlamydia has no direct effect on cancer risk, but the germ likes to live in/destroy the sensitive linings of your Fallopian tubes, which can render you unable to have a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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How serious is chlamydia?

How serious is chlamydia?

Serious: Can lead to infertility in women severe pelvic infection need for complex abdominal surgery. ...Read more

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I had chlamydia will I die?

I had chlamydia will I die?

Likely not: Mortality from chlamydial infection, presurmably genital, is negligable. ...Read more

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How can chlamydia be contracted?

How can chlamydia be contracted?

By sexual contact!: Chlamydia on the surface may seem like a mild venereal disease, but in truth, devastating consequences can occur, including infertility, arthritis, etc. It is the number one cause for infant blindness in the underdeveloped world. Direct vaginal/penile contact is usually required. Nearly 25% of young singles have already acquired the disease and are unaware! barrier sex (condom) and/or abstinence! ...Read more

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How to know if I have chlamydia?

How to know if I have chlamydia?

Get tested: Many can carry this germ with no symptoms for an extended period.If you think you may have been exposed a test through your doc is indicated. ...Read more

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Chlamydia undetected for 5 years?

Chlamydia undetected for 5 years?

Possibly: The testing needs adequate concentration of organisms to prove their presence. A positive result is to be trusted, but a negative occasionally will be incorrect. Additionally, about 50% of women will not have obvious symptoms and 10% for men. ...Read more

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Is there a shot to cure chlamydia?

Is there a shot to cure chlamydia?

No, ...: There has been no known effective shot for chlamydia infection than oral Azithromycin or doxycycline. More? Ask your doctor for details. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chlamydia?

What sort of disease is chlamydia?

Chlamydia is a : Sexually transmitted disease. The infection is caused by bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydia is often a “silent” disease – this means that the person isn't experiencing symptoms. Chlamydia symptoms in women may include: spotting, painful sexual intercourse, pain w urination, vaginal discharge (milky or yellow mucus), lower abdominal pain, nausea ; fever. Chlamydia in men may cause. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chlamydia?

Varies: Chlamydia is known as the "silent std", because there are often no symptons of the infection. However, many women with chlamydia will have an increased vaginal discharge, some will have pelvic and/or lower abdominal pain, some will have pain with intercourse, and some will run a fever - depending on the extent and severity of the infection. If you have been exposed to chlamydia, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chlamydia?

What are the symptoms of chlamydia?

Symptoms could be: Lower abdominal or pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal discharge, pain with intercourse, and possibly spotting. A thorough history and physical exam including a pelvic exam is needed to confirm a diagnosis of chlamydia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for chlamydia?

What are the symptoms for chlamydia?

Chlamidia: Chlamidia is a silent infection in many cases. Many women do not know they have it unless they have a test in the doctor's office. When symptomatic, it can cause an abnormal vaginal discharge, burning with urination, pelvic pain or abdominal pain, pelvic inflammatory disease ( also called pid with pain, fever or chills, vaginal discharge). It can cause infertility and a higher risk for an ectopic. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms from chlamydia?

What are the symptoms from chlamydia?

Variable: 50-70% of women are asymptomatic. In men 50% infected will develop urethritis. Symptoms include a painful or burning sensation when urinating, an unusual discharge from the penis, swollen or tender testicles, or fever. ...Read more

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Chlamydia and trying to have a child?

Chlamydia and trying to have a child?

Cure the infection: Chlamydia will not prevent you from conceiving, but if you know you have it, get treated first. If you discover you have it after conceiving (and you will be tested by your ob), you will be treated and retested to confirm cure. Chlamydia is a problem for your unborn child only at birth. A child passing down an infected birth canal can contract chlamydia with several serious consequences. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have chlamydia?

If you had contact.: Most people w chlamydia don’t have sxs. That is why it’s called a silent std. Sxs can include: vaginal discharge, bleeding w intercourse or btwn periods, nausea, fever, painful intercourse, ; lower abdominal ; back pain. Men can experience discharge, burning w urination, itching at opening of the penis (urethra) ; less often – pain/ swelling of testes. It can lead to rectal pain, bleeding ; d/c. ...Read more

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What should you do if you have chlamydia?

What should you do if you have chlamydia?

Get treatment: It is important to take the course of antibiotics that your healthcare provider prescribes. It is also critical that your partners are treated. Finally, condoms are recommended as a good form of prevention from future infections. ...Read more

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Im a male, what are the signs of chlamydia?

Im a male, what are the signs of chlamydia?

Drip, pain: Usually a drip from the tip of the penis and often pain when you pee. Sometimes pain in the testicles. ...Read more

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I think I have chlamydia what are symptoms?

I think I have chlamydia what are symptoms?

A few things: Patients will complain of excess discharge, may be clear, yellow or grey. Foul smell sometimes. Pain with intercourse, abdominal pain. Rarely fever and chills, nausea and vomiting. A lot of women have it and don't know it, so symptoms are not always apparent. If worried at all, see a doctor for a check. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

A sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or ...Read more